After a solid year of planning and publicity, the 2015 All Star Game
has come and gone. What were the main impressions Cincinnati left on the MLB players and officials, the visitors and the media? Will there be any long-term benefits? And what did we residents ultimately get out of the experience?
It'll take months if not years to sort out the benefits, but two things are clear the day after the game: Cincinnati did a masterful job of planning and hosting the All Star Game, and we really lucked out with the weather. Every major outdoor event went off as planned, and even a last-minute replacement headliner for the free concert at Paul Brown Stadium turned lemons into lemonade.
Local organizers were surely dying a thousand deaths during Monday's and Tuesday's storms, but the Cincinnati presented during national TV segments was sunny, balmy and happy.
Here's a roundup of day-after media coverage:
8 ways Cincinnati rocked the All Star Game
Fans, visitors impressed with Cincinnati's show
All Star players impressed with Cincinnati and events
Cincinnati's All Star festivities a home run for visitors, locals
9 lessons Cincinnati learned from the All Star Game
Alisha Perkins: I was fully prepared to not like Cincinnati, but I kind of fell in love with this place
Pete Rose drama plays out on baseball's biggest stage
(New York Times)